WELCOME TO SIMPLY DEBBIE. IT IS MY DESIRE THAT
YOU WILL FEEL AND SEE THE HAND OF GOD THROUGH
ARTWORK, CRAFT PROJECTS, RECIPES, AND THE SHEER
LAUGHTER OF ME LEARNING TO SEW ON MY NEW
SEWING MACHINE. THIS IS A PRAYING BLOG AND
A BLOG THAT LOVES TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS.
WON'T YOU JOIN ME AS WE GREET 2011 AND ITS'
BLESSINGS, CHALLENGES, AND SMELLING THE ROSES
EVERY DAY. I'LL BE YOUR UMBRELLA WHEN STORM
CLOUDS COME YOUR WAY AND ASSURE YOU THERE
WILL BE A RAINBOW COME AGAIN.










Thursday, December 31, 2009

WELCOME TO SIMPLY DEBBIE

THE NEW YEAR IS JUST HOURS AWAY.
2010
I THOUGHT A LOT ABOUT THE NEW YEAR COMING UP.
IT IS A NEW BOOK WITH EMPTY PAGES. WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO WRITE THOSE PAGES AS WE MIGHT. GOD HAS THE ULTIMATE
DECISION FOR SOME THINGS AND WE CAN NOT CHANGE THAT......
BUT WE CAN CHOOSE TO BE CARING, HELPFUL, PRODUCTIVE, AND
ENCOURAGING TO THOSE AROUND US WHO ARE HURTING. HELP
THE PERSON WHO IS BROKE DOWN AT THE STOP SIGN INSTEAD OF
CURSING HIM/HER BECAUSE THEY HAVE SLOWED US DOWN.
IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO GO ON WITH AMY IN HEAVEN EVEN
THOUGH IT SHOULD BE EASIER KNOWING SHE IS PAIN FREE AND SAFE.
I AM HOPING THIS NEW BLOG, SIMPLY DEBBIE, IS MY NEW START.
I WANT TO WISH ALL 248 PLUS BLOGGERS THAT WERE WITH ME,
HUGGING ME, LOVING MY FAMILY ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE GOING
HOME OF OUR BELOVED AMY DAWN. I COULD NOT HAVE MADE IT
WITHOUT YOU, MY FRIENDS. I PRAY FOR EVERYONE OF YOU EVERY DAY.
PRAYERS WILL CONTINUE AT SIMPLY DEBBIE BECAUSE THAT IS WHO I AM.
RING OUT THE OLD, RING IN THE NEW,
RING, HAPPY BELLS, ACROSS THE SNOW:
THE YEAR IS GOING, LET HIM GO;
RING OUT THE FALSE, RING IN THE TRUE
~ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON, 1850
WE HAVE A BIG SCHOOL BELL IN OUR BACK YARD HIGH A TOP A RAILROAD
TIE CEMENTED INTO THE GROUND. I ALSO BOUGHT ONE JUST LIKE
IT SEVERAL YEARS AGO FOR MY PARENTS.....THEY RANG THEIRS' 50 TIMES
ON THEIR 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. WE RING OUR BELL ON THE 4TH OF
JULY AND AT MIDNIGHT ON NEW YEARS EVE. IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A
PIZZA ROLL NIGHT FOR AMY AND RICHIE. WE WOULD RENT MOVIES
AND GAMES AND WERE ALWAYS TOGETHER EXCEPT FOR A FEW YEARS
AMY HAD PARTIES TO ATTEND.
TONIGHT RICHIE WANTS TO EAT PIZZA ROLLS IN HER MEMORY AND WE
ARE GOING TO WATCH MOVIES AND PLAY CARDS AND AT 12 MIDNIGHT
WE ARE GOING TO RING THE BELL 33 TIMES.
I HAVE ONE URGENT PRAYER REQUEST..........AN ANGEL NAMED
SHARON WHO HAD HER HUSBAND PASS TO HEAVEN JUST TWO HOURS
BEFORE AMY PASSED IS NOW IN A FIGHT FOR HER LIFE WITH THE
SAME CANCER AS AMY HAD. WE JUST LIFT YOU UP TO GODS' THRONE
ROOM OF MERCY AND GRACE AND KNOW HE WILL TOUCH YOU WITH
HIS HEALING.
H A P P Y N E W Y E A R
SIMPLY DEBBIE

35 comments:

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Debbie,
I just love the new blog and here I am to stay...all comfy cozy and warm. Many many blessings to you for this new year. I just cannot express how much your friendship has meant to me, and how my heart is with you always. Here's to a new year and new beginnings. Big hugs ♥ Teresa

wildflower said...

Hey Debbie! Happy New Year! I am excited about your new blog and will add it to my blog list right now. Looking forward to 2010.
Love,
Lori

Carmen C. said...

Hi Debbie~ so nice that you stopped by and I love your new blog, I hope it brings you peace and joy in the new year. Not sure what this new year will bring for me, I recently had to give up my job due to a herniated disc and my son joined the Army under delayed enlistment, he will ship out in June. I'm hoping for the strength to "let go" of him when the time comes, but my heart is full of worry. I hope we can all move forward in this new year and find comfort and happiness! Happy New Year sweetie and hugs, Carmen

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hi Debbie....Like Teresa & Lori I love your new blog. Thank you so much for your kind words to me they really meant a lot. For 2010 I wish you peace,good health & may all your dreams come true...

I feel this year is going to be very special...

Lots of Love Lyn xxx

Rebecca said...

God is so good and faithful to us all, isn't He, Debbie? Thank you for visiting me this past year and for all the sweet comments and encouraging thoughts you left for me along the way. They have meant so much to me.

I'm excited for you and your new blog. May God continue to shine down upon you and lead and guide you in all things. May you continue to draw strength and grace from the life of your beautiful girl and from those who help carry your burden...

Happy New Year to you. I hope we can all get together soon.

Love to you~Rebecca

the wild raspberry said...

I'm so sorry for your friend with cancer...I just hate that terrible disease.

Thanks so much for your continued well wishes.

I think of you often and pray that God continues to wrap his comforting arms around you and your family.

Much love~
Chasity

btw...we had pizza rolls last night too

:)

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Debbie, I just discovered your blog and I am so happy I did. What a grand way to start the New Year.
Blessings to you and your family, Sue

Betsy from Tennessee said...

My love and prayers to you Debbie for a wonderful 2010. 2009 was rough--but you know that Amy is in a much better place.. But--I also know how much you miss her--every minute of the day. Keep her memory alive by telling stories about her daily.

Happy New Year... Hope you find the happiness and joy that you want and need.
Hugs,
Betsy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Debbei, this is my first comment for the 2010 year, and I want to wish you all the best blessings of the Lord for this year! I love your new blog, and what a pretty header! I am so thankful for you and your friendship, and I hope and pray that 2010 will bring the healing you and your family so richly deserve. You are my hero!

Happy New Year...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Debbie said...

Debbie,

The new blog is wonderful. I wanted to wish you and your family a wonderful New Year full of God's abundant love and peace and rich with His best blessings. Much love to you, Debbie

Regina said...

Amen! Hello dear Debbie.
An a abundant New Year to all!

This is a pretty blog. Love it.

Thank you so much for the gift of friendship.
My prayers and wishes that He will fill you always with everlasting joy, refresh you with the warmness of His presence.

God Bless!

XOXO
Regina

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear, dear Debbie,

You are so sweet and GOD BLESS YOU! You took me by surprise because I know another Debbie but when you mentioned about your daughter, it confused me. However, I am so very sorry to hear of her passing, but it is beautiful to see that you are a believer....so am I. Wow, what can I say but that your comments are such a blessing to my soul and what a wonderful way to ring in the new year with salutations and genuine wishes for success and LOVE...the LOVE OF GOD! Dearest Debbie, I lost both my parents to that dreaded disease about 22 years ago and it tore me apart, HOWEVER, God kept my foot from slipping over the edge of despair and to this day, HE is the reason I live on....I know that you are too. How did you find me? I am so happy that my post encouraged you. God is the voice, we are His typists!!!!! He dictates, we listen and type. May your new year be an opportunity to make what your daughter left with you, an inspiration for the world. Please come back and visit my husband's blog...he has an academic mind, an artist's heart and a wit beyond words. Blessings, Anita

Miss Gracie's House said...

Bless you, dear...

Terra said...

Wow, you are telling a powerful story and I am happy to meet you.
I like handwritten letters too. Where will all of the future books of "The Collected Letters of Martha Washington" type come from? "The Collected emails" lacks the depth and panache :)
Terra
"He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy" Job 8:21

Northwindstar said...

Oh Debbie I'm so glad you stopped by to visit me. Thank you so much for your New Years wishes and letting me know about your new blog!

May 2010 bring you and your family God's blessings of comfort, tranquility in each of your days, peacefulness to your spirit. May your heart smiles once again flourish my friend.

God's Blessings and Love,
Alexandria

Rebecca said...

May the Heavenly Father "smile" on this new blog and bring you new and unexpected joys in 2010. The header is "simply" beautiful! I look forward to seeing lush leaves and fruit on those trees as the seasons change - just as surely as God brings beauty out of our ashes. Happy New Year.

Martha's Favorites said...

Dear Debbie: I love your new blog. Like you I am starting this year with new hopes and new dreams. I will believe that God will give you His best for 2010. Thank you for letting be a part of your life. You have been a blessing and a treasure for me. Looking forward to sharing what God has for us in 2010. Hugs, Martha

fannipauline said...

This is my first visit to your blog. May I offer belated sympathy to you on the loss of your daughter.....I can imagine the pain you have suffered. I lost my hubby 4 years ago and I am still sad, but I too know that he is in the arms of my precious Almighty God. I miss him every day, but God is good and I am blessed with a wonderful family and many friends. May you look forward to this new year knowing how blessed you are that your precious daughter in in Heaven and not hurting any more. I know we will never get over the loss of one we love, but how blessed we are that we know God and our loved ones did too.....I will keep your friend Sharon in my prayers...Hugs......Pauline

Sares said...

Your new blog is beautiful Debbie. So fresh and clean. I hope it becomes the fresh start you so desire in the coming year.I will say a prayer for Sharon, she seems to be having more than her share of troubles. Sometimes it's so hard to hear that God does not give us more than we can handle. Happy New Year Debbie, I hope is brings you peace.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

*sigh* I wanted to be your very first follower, but already many others have flocked to you, m'dear -- who wouldn't flock to your beautiful heart and gracious mind?

I am glad to see this new start. Not that There's An Angel On My Front Porch was not a beautiful blog -- it stands in testament to Amy's courage and beauty and faith. But a new start, YES. We must go on, sometimes one weary or sad step at a time, but onwards, onwards, onwards; take heart that time is not carrying us AWAY from our loved ones who are gone, but TOWARDS where they are now.

Happy 2010 Debbie!!!

Terry said...

Howdy Debbie
Blessings to you sweet blogging friend .
Thank you for the invitation to visit your New Blog.
I love it .
Your header is so beautiful.
Like you your new blog reminds me of the verse
James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights,
with whom there is no variation.
God bless you daily from the start to the finish of this new year.
Please remember I am adding my voice in prayer along with you for others .
Thank you sweet Debbie for the invitation to visit your new blog I have been touched by your faith over and over again and look forward to what God will do through you in 2010.
Blessings of love,hope,joy and peace to you .
Big Hugs from Texas
Love ya
Happy Trails

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Peace,Faith and Love in this New Year that is begining.Happy 2010!

Cynthia K. said...

Debbie ~ Of course I will pray for your friend, Sharon - we'll expect a good report for her.

Great idea to start this new blog - of course, I signed up to follow you here. And Dear One, believe me that being "Simply Debbie" is Simply Wonderful to us - you are very special. I don't know what the new year holds for me, but I do know that I definitely want you and your blog, to be a part of it.

Have a Beautifully Blessed New Year...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Blue Creek Home said...

Debbie,

Happy New Year and Happy New Blog!!!

I love your new header and what an awesome first post!!!

*I thought about you over the holidays...and I thought about Amy. I knew Amy was OK. I prayed for you to be okay.

Rhonda

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh Debbie what a wonderful idea. A new blog for a new start of the New Year. You are so brave and loving to all in need. I will put your new blog on my list and thank you so much for sharing your heart wrenching but brave story with all of us. We are all better woman for having shared. All the best of the New Year for you, Richard and your entire family.
QMM

For the love of a teddy bear said...

Happy New year! What a great new blog to start it off with. Hugs, Jennifer

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Hi Debbie :)
Love your new blog--fresh new start in a fresh new year...things are gonna be ok, girl. You are right, you will miss Amy, you're always going to miss her.... but you know right where she is...safe and content and HAPPY up in heaven...watchin over you-wondering what you're gonna do next that will make her smile! I know 2010 will be a good year-God will see to it :)
Happy New Year, my friend---may your blessings be many! ~♥~

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Well Girl I have finally found your new blog, and I so love it!! I am glad you all celebrated the New Year together. May you have much joy and blessings this year, and I am so thankful for you. You continue to lift me up. and Yes I will be praying for Sharon.Thank you for sharing and I am looking forward to reading more posts.
Hugs and blessings, Sue

Buttercup said...

Hi Debbie, You know I'll be by to visit as often as I can. I am grateful for your friendship and and will treasure it in 2010. Hugs, blessings and good wishes to you, Richard, Richie and sweet Amy Angel. Yours, Buttercup

Barbara said...

Morning again dear one, I love your new blog and can't thank you enough for the prayers for Sharon. Our trip is on hold, but we will get there soon.......

Love you
Barbara

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Love love love to you. This will be a fresh place for you and I am glad to be invited to know about it. Fill it with light. Fill it with such light my dear Debbie and you will know that Amy shined for her short while to light the way. "Shooting stars are not any less for their short duration in our sights. They are the awe-makers." ~Amy Sperry Faldet

Carolyn said...

Debbie, I LOVE your new blog & the name! And that photo is so amazingly beautiful.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

What a nice clean look to your blog.
And a clean NEW YEAR...we all have ahead of us.
Amy would be proud of your progress with your grief journey.

Thank you for coming by and asking about my daughter, she MAY be able to come home from the hosptial today in fact...she is not 100% sure she is ready, but she is tired of the hosptial for sure, and the Doctor thinks she is ready. Been there since CHRISTAMS DAY !
She has really had a rough time of it since her surgery.

I have indeed joined your new blog and look forward to your posts and images.

GOD'S BLESSINGS ON YOU AND YOUR NEW BLOG.

Rose

http://delightfulclutter.blogspot.com/

Chatty Crone said...

Good Morning Debbie,
I am sorry I am so late with this, but I have been having some computer woes.

I think your new blog idea is a good one. I'm with Penniwig - Keeping the older one as a testament to dear Amy.

I know from the snow and cold scene - your heart is heavy. It is winter in your soul.

I pray that you get some peace - I don't know how, but God does.

Love yah,
Sandie

Jenny said...

I came to your blog from Bernies. I hope this blog gives comfort to your soul.